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War against Taliban to continue: Zardari
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari pledged in an address to the nation in the early hours of Saturday that his government would fight the war against the Taliban “to the finish”, and promised that the people of the country would soon ...
Three attempts were made on Rajapaksa’s life: Army
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa escaped “by a whisker” at least three assassination attempts by LTTE suicide squads, thanks to “tightened security ...
U.K. Tamil leader jailed
LONDON: A leading British Tamil leader was on Friday jailed for two years for helping the LTTE. Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar (52) of the British Tamil Association was earlier convicted of illegally procuring equipment for the LTTE. ...
Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial drags on
SINGAPORE: Myanmar’s junta is seeking to show that leader of the dissident National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi is being tried under a “due process of law.” This is evident from the access that the NLD ...
Strict terms for Pakistan aid
Washington: A divided U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill proposing to triple U.S. aid to Pakistan to $1.5 billion per annum after imposing strict accountability on Islamabad on its fight against terrorism and nuclear ...
Indians are coming, warns Obama
CHICAGO: U.S. President Barack Obama has emphasised the need for improving the U.S. education system as American students have to compete with Indian and Chinese children who spend more time in school and less time playing video ...
CIA hopes to nab Osama
Washington: The CIA says it believes Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is still alive and hiding in Pakistan and the U.S. spy agency hopes to close in on him as the Taliban and other militant groups shielding him crack under the Pakistan Army ...
Indian-American, Belize envoy
Washington: President Barack Obama has named Vinai Thummalapally, an Indian-American businessman and a former college friend who raised over $1,00,000 for his campaign, as Ambassador to the central American nation of ...
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